The spine and pelvis (including the soft tissues therein) are the very foundation of every initial movement…our core and sub-core. All movement starts here. While chiropractic care is most commonly known to treat neck and back related issues, we see athletes from all skill levels and anyone from the youngest age to the oldest. If you’re actively involved in CrossFit, you may have an issue related to your shoulder. Snatch and Butterfly pullups can be the cause of some specific issues. If you’re a distance runner, you’ve most likely experienced trouble with your IT Band. The list of issues goes on and on, and chiropractic provides amazing results.
Chiropractors provide effective treatment for all types of soft tissue disorders and not just back and neck ailments. This includes conditions of the joints of the extremities like the ankle, knee and shoulder. What you may not be aware of is chiropractic’s success in treating a number of non-soft tissue conditions like dysmenorrhea (painful menses), ulcers, migraine headaches, and ear infections in children. While we cannot claim to cure these conditions, we believe that many of these problems can be mimicked, aggravated and some times caused by disruptions in the nervous system as a result of spinal abnormalities. By correcting these spinal abnormalities like the vertebral subluxation, chiropractic has helped thousands of individuals overcome these conditions and regain control of their lives. A number of studies have also supported these findings. In one such study, spinal manipulative therapy was compared with standard medical treatments in the treatment of duodenal ulcers. The researchers Pikalov, MD, and Kharin, MD, found those subjects receiving spinal manipulations took an average of 16 days to heal vs. 26 days to heal in the standard medical treatment group.